Husband arrested for murdering wife, son

He suspected her of having an illicit relationship

A 28-year-old man was arrested for killing his wife and his one-and-half-year old son, suspecting she had and an illicit relationship, police said.

Santosh, who hails from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh and was living in Narela in outer Delhi, was arrested from Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar from a relative’s place where he was hiding, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) B S Jaiswal. 

We received a call from Santosh’s neighbour on November 27 that a foul smell emanating from the locked house. “We rushed to the spot and broke the lock and found bodies of a female aged between 20 to 22 years and a male child in a highly decomposed condition,” said Jaiswal. The bodies were identified as Meeta and Vivek respectively with whom Santosh lived. Santosh was missing.

During investigation it was found that Santosh was unemployed and Meeta worked as a labourer in a jeans manufacturing factory at Narela. They quarreled very often.

Meeta’s parents were handed over the bodies on Saturday after a post-mortem at Babu Jagjeevan Ram Memorial Hospital. Shyamati, Meeta’s mother told police that they got married about two-and-half years ago. “Santosh started beating and harassing her daughter for dowry around one-and-half year ago. She requested Santosh many times to not harass her daughter,” Shyamati told police.

After his arrest on Sunday, Santosh told police that he was married to Anita from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh in 2000 and has two daughters. During this time he met Meeta and went to Mumbai with her and got married.

After some time they came to Delhi and started living at rented accommodation in Narela, and Meeta took up the job.   Santosh wanted Meeta to quit her job and would ask his family members to bring money to meet household expenses.

Santosh also suspected that Meeta was involved with someone else in the factory. Both of them started quarrelling over this. On the November 22, there was an altercation between husband and his wife. Santosh strangled his wife and then his son. He then locked the house  and fled.

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